The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)
Chelsea and ex-club doctor settle claim
Chelsea and Jose Mourinho have reached a settlement with ex-team doctor Eva Carneiro over her claims that she was constructively dismissed by the club and victimised by its former manager.
Dr Carneiro had brought the claim at an employment tribunal, accusing Mourinho of victimisation and discrimination.
She was due to begin giving evidence yesterday but after last-minute talks between the parties, a settlement was agreed.
The case was expected to last seven to 10 days and could have led to potentially embarrassing witness statements and documents – including texts and emails – being made public.
On Monday it was revealed that Dr Carneiro had refused £1.2 million to settle her claims with Mourinho and Chelsea.
Chelsea said: “The club regrets the circumstances which led to Dr Carneiro leaving the club and apologises unreservedly to her and her family for the distress caused.”
In a statement Dr Carneiro said: “I am relieved that today we have been able to conclude this tribunal case. It has been an extremely difficult and distressing time for me and my family and I now look forward to moving forward with my life.”